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Greg Holland

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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After back-to-back All-Star appearances and 45-plus save seasons, Holland had a down year in 2015 by his standards, likely tied to injury issues. His season ended on Sept. 22 when the team shut him do...

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2016 ADP:  452.95

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  12/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/20/1985
BORN: Marion, NC   COLLEGE: Western Carolina  DRAFTED: 10th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the Royals in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

April 5, 2016  –  Greg Holland News

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Holland (elbow) has been throwing from 60 feet, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Greg Holland Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 21 R IDA 22 0 0 33.7 28 13 1 37 15 6 1 6 3.48 1.28
2008 22 A WIL 32 7 0 84.1 70 32 4 96 35 4 5 4 3.42 1.25
2009 23 AA NWA 29 0 0 45.3 46 16 2 49 19 3 2 8 3.18 1.43
2009 23 AAA OMA 6 0 0 9.0 12 7 2 1 5 1 1 2 7.00 1.89
2010 24 AAA OMA 36 0 0 56.2 40 24 3 60 30 3 3 3 0 0 3.81 1.25
2010 24 MAJ KC 15 0 0 18.7 23 14 3 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.66
2011 25 AAA OMA 13 0 0 21.2 13 5 1 27 11 2 0 2 0 0 2.08 1.13
2011 25 MAJ KC 46 0 0 60.0 37 12 3 74 19 5 1 4 2 18 1.80 0.93
2012 26 AA NOR 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2012 26 MAJ KC 67 0 0 67.0 58 22 2 91 34 7 4 16 4 9 2.96 1.37
2013 27 MAJ KC 68 0 0 67.0 40 9 3 103 18 2 1 47 3 1 1.21 0.87
2014 28 MAJ KC 65 0 0 62.3 37 10 3 90 20 1 3 46 2 0 1.44 0.91
2015 29 MAJ KC 48 0 0 44.7 39 19 2 49 26 3 2 32 5 0 3.83 1.46
3-Year Averages     60 0 0 58.0 38 12 2 80 21 2 2 41 3 0 1.86 1.02
Career  (View All)     309 0 0 319.7 234 86 16 430 125 18 12 145 2.42 1.12

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Greg Holland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201592251519222.250
2014136431122302.177

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015101241120600.230
201410447915201.160

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201523.7211628813.421.23
201437.31325561421.450.99

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201521.01116211814.291.71
201425.0002134611.440.80
Greg Holland Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 21 R IDA 22 0 33.7 9.89 4.01 2.47 0.27 71.4% 3.48 2.81 .318
2008 22 A WIL 32 7 84.1 10.27 3.75 2.74 0.43 72.3% 3.42 2.78 .319
2009 23 AA NWA 29 0 45.3 9.73 3.77 2.58 0.40 77.8% 3.18 2.87 .358
2009 23 AAA OMA 6 0 9.0 1.00 5.00 0.20 2.00 66.7% 7.00 7.87 .291
2010 24 AAA OMA 36 0 56.2 9.61 4.80 2.00 0.48 68.7% 3.81 3.36 .273
2010 24 MAJ KC 15 0 18.7 11.09 3.86 2.88 1.45 1.00 60.7% 95.8 MPH 6.75 4.11 .403
2011 25 AAA OMA 13 0 21.2 11.46 4.67 2.45 0.42 82.6% 2.08 2.82 .268
2011 25 MAJ KC 46 0 60.0 11.10 2.85 3.89 0.45 1.19 83% 94.9 MPH 1.80 2.38 .263
2012 26 AA NOR 2 2 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2012 26 MAJ KC 67 0 67.0 12.22 4.57 2.68 0.27 1.18 77.8% 96.1 MPH 2.96 2.39 .364
2013 27 MAJ KC 68 0 67.0 13.84 2.42 5.72 0.40 1.20 89.1% 96.1 MPH 1.21 1.51 .301
2014 28 MAJ KC 65 0 62.3 12.99 2.89 4.50 0.43 1.43 87% 95.8 MPH 1.44 1.90 .284
2015 29 MAJ KC 48 0 44.7 9.87 5.24 1.88 0.40 1.87 73% 93.6 MPH 3.83 3.33 .325
3-Year Averages     60 0 58.0 12.41 3.26 3.81 0.31 82.5% 1.86 1.98 .301
Career     309 0 319.7 12.11 3.52 3.44 0.45 79.6% 2.42 2.37 .316

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Greg Holland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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Holland (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Holland (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Holland (elbow) has a "significant" tear in his UCL, and Tommy John surgery seems the most likely outcome, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Holland (elbow) will not be the closer upon his return, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Holland is dealing with elbow tightness and will rest for a couple days, Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Holland allowed two runs on three hits, walking two and striking out one while recording just two outs to take his fifth blown save of the season.

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Holland had to make just three pitches to get through a perfect ninth inning en route to his 32nd save in an 8-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.

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Holland notched his 31st save in a 2-0 victory over the Indians on Tuesday, surrendering a hit and a walk over one inning. He also tallied a strikeout.

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2015

Holland was one of the elite fantasy baseball closers for the second season in a row, as the right-hander collected 46 saves in 2014, which was second to only Fernando Rodney's mark of 48 in the American League. He also provided support in other categories, striking out 90 batters to go along with a 1.44 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. Even though the Royals have several options in their bullpen that would make exceptional closers, Holland is their guy, and there's little reason to think otherwise heading into 2015. He's still on the better side of 30 years old, and his 2014 average fastball velocity of 95.8 mph was an exact match with his career average. Holland also possesses a devastating slider that he deploys frequently, and although he used a split-fingered fastball on just 2.3% of his pitches last season, it remains a weapon in his arsenal that can catch hitters off guard. He's one of the safest ninth-inning options in AL-only formats, and is arguably a top-five closer in mixed leagues.

2014

While Holland looked impressive during the latter half of the 2012 season after finally being handed the closer's job, his 2013 campaign looked even better. The season opened a bit on the rocky side, but after the first few weeks, he settled down and proceeded to dominate hitters in outstanding fashion. His 47 saves ranked second in the majors and his 13.8 K/9 and 103 strikeouts over 70.1 innings each ranked second among qualified relievers. Add in a 5.72 K/BB and you certainly have all the ammunition needed to claim that Holland was indeed the best closer in baseball last year. Armed with a mid-90s fastball and a high-80s slider, Holland will continue to close for the Royals in 2014 and should be one of the first relievers off the board in most drafts.

2013

With Joakim Soria out for the season, Holland was prepared to open the year competing for the team's vacant closer role. After a shaky start, Holland was diagnosed with a rib stress fracture and landed on the DL for a month towards the end of April. His return was impressive as he went on to post a 2.16 ERA with 46 strikeouts over 33.1 innings, earning him the closer job after the July 31 trade deadline. He continued to dominate out of the bullpen and by the end of the year, was 7-4 with 16 saves, a 2.96 ERA and 91 strikeouts over 67 innings. Even more impressive was the uptick in velocity he saw as his fastball was regularly clocked at 96 mph. He will open the 2013 season as the Royals' closer and should prove to be a valuable fantasy asset.

2012

Holland was arguably the best pitcher on the Royals' roster in 2011 and has shown the potential to be a closer at some point down the road. Perhaps most impressive, in his 46 appearances last season, he only had one outing where he allowed two runs or more and even then, he struck out four of the nine batters he faced. A large part of his success is due to his slider, which graded out as the best in the game last season among all relievers by some metrics. With Jonathan Broxton now in the mix, it will be tougher for Holland to factor into late-game situations, but his stuff is good enough to make him relevant no matter what his role in 2012.

2011

The obvious contribution Holland makes is in the strikeout department. He has posted a career 9.6 K/9IP mark in more than 200 career minor league innings and whiffed 11 batters per nine during his brief major league debut last season. Those strikeouts are nice, but a high walk rate does a lot to negate its influence. Look for Holland to see action in low-leverage situations, at least initially, if he makes the Opening Day roster.